Debate On Civil Asset Forfeiture Comes To Illinois

Jun 8, 2016

Civil asset forfeiture — when the government can take property even without charging someone with a crime — has been the target of attacks by civil libertarians. Law enforcement, on the other hand, has defended the practice.

Brian Mackey brings us this look at how the debate is playing out in Illinois.

A version of this story was broadcast June 7, 2016 on Illinois Edition.